Animated Christmas Movies and Specials

Some of my best Christmas memories are as a result of the animated movies and specials I watched as a child on television. Some of these have been running since they were created, while others have been laid to rest in film vaults somewhere. If you see anything not on this list, please feel free to email host@researchchristmas.com.

1962

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol

1964

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

1965

A Charlie Brown Christmas

1966

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

1968

The Little Drummer Boy

1969

Frosty the Snowman

1970

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

1974

Twas the Night Before Christmas
The Year Without a Santa Claus
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

1975

The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow

1976

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year

1977

A Cosmic Christmas
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

1978

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
A Special Sesame Street Christmas

1979

Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol
Jack Frost
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July

1981

A Chipmunk Christmas

1982

The Snowman
Ziggy’s Gift

1985

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

1986

The Christmas Toy

1987

A Garfield Christmas
A Mouse, A Mystery and Me
A Muppet Family Christmas
Will Vinton’s A Claymation Christmas Celebration

1988

Care Bears Nutcracker Suite

1991

Father Christmas
Nilus the Sandman: The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too

1992

Frosty Returns
The Muppet Christmas Carol

1996

Elmo Saves Christmas
How the Toys Saved Christmas
VeggieTales: The Toy That Saved Christmas

1997

Annabelle’s Wish
Babes in Toyland
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

1998

An All Dogs Christmas Carol
Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night

1999

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Olive, the Other Reindeer

2000

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas
Casper’s Haunted Christmas
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

2001

Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

2002

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas

2006

Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes
Toot and Puddle: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

2007

Christmas Is Here Again
Elmo’s Christmas Countdown
Shrek the Halls

2008

Barbie in a Christmas Carol
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
A Miser Brothers’ Christmas
A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa
The Flight Before Christmas

2009

Curious George: A very Monkey Christmas
VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving
Yes, Virginia

2010

Kung Fu Panda Holiday
VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life

2011

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas
Gift of the Night Fury
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

2012

Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure
The Cat in the hat Knows a lot about Christmas

2014

Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas
Toy Story That Time Forgot

Some information sourced from: List of Christmas films. (n.d.). Retrieved December 30, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christmas_films

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